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Hotel
“The Hotel Congress and Maynards Market & Kitchen present Dillinger Days! Every January they pay homage to the man that famously earned the title Public Enemy No. 1 and his nationally-renowned apprehension with a two-day, family-friendly spectacle. Enjoy reenactments, vintage cars, historical walking tours, live music, and award-winning food. OPERATING CALENDAR Open daily, 365 days a year.”
93 locals recommend
Cinema
“We tend to watch movies at home so we're never been to The Loft. Staying home, guarantees unlimited bathroom breaks and excellent drink prices. The Loft is a Tucson institution. View indie films like a Tucsonan for a night :)”
71 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Cool air museum near the Air Force Base. If you want to take a tour of the airplane boneyard, advance reservations are needed as they will need your information for a background check in advance.”
46 locals recommend
Museum
“Been one time. Permanent collection offers you an excellent introduction to borderlands art, indigenous art(s) and Sonoran art and cultural foundations :)”
44 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Historic music venue in the heart of downtown. Hopefully you can check out a show!”
38 locals recommend
Zoo
“Travel from South America to the rain forest, and then to the African savannah in one day all from Tucson at the Reid Park Zoo.”
29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Staying in? We recommend grabbing a craft beer by the bottle, can or growler here beforehand.”
46 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Hands-down the best pizza restaurant with the perfect seating indoor or outdoor. Be sure to check out the Tough Luck Club below for drinks!”
35 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A historical venue with breakfast and lunch delights, and amazing take home desserts made daily. ”
45 locals recommend
Cinema
“Roadhouse Cinemas is a dine-in movie theater, with reserved seating (make reservations on their website). They have food, drinks, desserts, and even alcoholic beverages all brought to the comfort of your seat during the movie with the push of a button. If you like popcorn, they have the best popcorn I have ever had. The white cheddar popcorn is amazing, and if you like a little spice, go half jalapeno, half white cheddar. If you like sweet popcorn, they have you covered as well. Even better is that it is unlimited and you can even take your bowl to the front popcorn counter on your way out and get a bag to go.”
25 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“great bar, and the coolest outdoor patio to hang out in day or night.... yummy taco bar and sonoran dogs at night”
40 locals recommend
Night Club
“Famous as being the place where notorious outlaw John Dillinger was captured in 1935, Hotel Congress has played host to many intriguing personalities throughout the years (and some say, ghosts, too). Drop in to the club or Taproom, named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of America's top "rock and roll bars". ”
30 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Mi Nidito is our favorite Mexican Restaurant. The food and service is absolutely consistent. The value is memorable.”
33 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great seafood and fish. Truly exceptional lobster roll. One of the waiters is a grouch, but take him as part of the experience.”
32 locals recommend
Café
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“Best coffee in town. Sneak into the back and chill, which turns into a Mezcal bar at night.”
25 locals recommend
Museum
“If contemporary art is your thing, you definitely need to make a trip down here!”
9 locals recommend